ATLANTA, GA — If you or someone you know is looking for work in metro Atlanta, maybe it’s time to take to the skies.
Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be hiring 1,000 new flight attendants for 2019. In a news release, the Atlanta-based airline said it’s seeking “dedicated, service-oriented professionals who love to be on-the-go, help others and enjoy variety in their work.”
Applicants must have a high school degree or GED, the ability to work in the United States, fluency in English and be at least 21 years old by Jan. 1, 2019. They must also be able to work a flexible schedule.
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“The best flight attendants in the world wear the wings of Delta and we’ll be looking for top talent as we welcome 1,000 new members to the Delta family,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s Senior Vice President for In-Flight Service. “Our people are known for their engaging personalities, ability to listen, composure and teamwork — if this sounds like you, apply to come fly with us.”
Last year, more than 270,000 applicants applied for roughly 1,700 flight attendant jobs, according to Delta.
In the news release, Delta lists attributes that help make an applicant a top candidate. They include:
- Experience at Delta, its subsidiaries or another airline
- More than one year of work experience
- Experience with customer service
- Experience in roles requiring specialized safety training or care of others
- Education beyond high school
- Fluency in a language other than English: These applicants are considered for “Language of Destination” flight attendant roles, which offer additional pay as well as special responsibilities
A full list of responsibilities for flight attendants is available in Delta’s job description.
To give applicants an idea of what to expect, Delta has launched the “Earning Our Wings” video mini-series online. The 12-episode series follows the journey of five flight attendants who were hired in 2017 as they make their ways through an eight-week training program at Delta’s Atlanta headquarters.
Founded as a crop-dusting operation in 1924, Delta is now one of the world’s largest airlines, transporting more than 180 million passengers every year. It employs more than 80,000 people worldwide, with a mainline fleet of about 800 aircraft.
Photo courtesy Delta Air Lines